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Once upon a time- only typesetters needed to know about kerning- leading- ligatures- and hanging punctuation. Today- however- most of us work on computers- with access to hundreds of fonts- and wed all like our letters- reports and other documents to look as good - and as readable - as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps- letter spacing- and visual centring mean- and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use- for all users of typography- from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems- such as selecting the right typeface- leading- and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography - and- crucially- what doesnt. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography- Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.... Please click here to ask a question
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